The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, March 26, 1920, Image 2

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Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
Eventi of Noted People, Government
nd Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
The executive committee of the
American Legion has put up to con
gress the proposal to pay adjusted
compensation to former service men
and women at fl.50 for every day In
Major R. W. Schroeder of Dayton,
Ohio, holder of the world's record for
airplane altitude, plans a 10-hour flight
from San Francisco to New York late
this summer, flying at a height of
30,000 feet.
The application of the Duchess of
Marlborough, formerly Consuelo Van
derbllt, for a decree for restitution of
conjugal rights, was granted by a Lon
don court Monday. The petition is
the usual preliminary to divorce.
The treaty of Versailles failed of
ratification for the fourth time Friday
night, and then the senate voted to
Bend it back to President Wilson with
a notification that it had finally "re
fused to advise and consent to its
Two gangs of "gun men" clash
ed in a restaurant in Newark,
N. J.( Sunday. When the smoke
cleared away the leader of each fac
tion was found dead and another man,
said to have been a participant, was
taken to a hospital In a serious con
dition. Women voted Saturday at the demo
cratic primaries in the Philippine is
lands to elect delegates to the terri
torial convention in April, when Blx
delegates to the national convention
will be chosen. It was the first time
women had participated in a primary
The constant pacing of the sentinel
behind ex-Emperor William when he
walks In the Bentinck castle garden
has greatly annoyed the one-time Ger
man ruler. On several occasions the
ex-kalser has told the guard not to
follow him so closely but to stay out
of sight.
Hear Admiral Sims told the senate
investigating committee Monday that
Rear Admiral Benson, chief of naval
operations during the war and now
chairman of the shipping board, was
the officer who told him "not to let
the British pull the wool over your
eyes; we would as soon fight them as
the Germans."
The first walkout in what may be a
genoral strike of Chicago city em
ployes occurred Monday 'when 600
teamsters and chauffeurs quit work,
tying up collection of garbage and in
terfering with Btreet cleaning. The
strikers demanded an Increase of $2
a day. The chauffeurs receive $6 and
the teamsters 9.
Five German surrendered warships
allocated to the United States under
the armistice terms, a battleship, a
cruiser and three destroyers, will be
brought to this country next month,
it was announced by the navy depart
ment. Under the supreme council
acrocnient, the ships must be destroy
ed within a year after arrival here.
Brigadier General W. W. Harts, for
mer commander of the Paris district
of the Amorlcan expeditionary forces,
Balled from Antwerp Saturday for the
United States, having been ordered
home by Secretary Baker to testify
before congressional committees in
vestigating charges of cruelty at pris
on farms over which he had command.
Prices of standard shoes will be re
duced during the spring and summer,
John J. Slatter, president of the Retail
Shoe Dealers' association, announced
Monday in a communication to Arthur
Williams, federal food administrator.
Retailers at a recent meeting decided
to be content with a smaller margin
of profit, Mr. Slattor said. Reductions,
however, will not apply to "all kinds
of fancy and ultra-fashionable foot
wear." Senator Frellnghuysen, republican,
New Jersey, has introduced a bill au
thorizing the secretary of the treasury
to issue not to exceed (30,000,000,000
of bonds to be exchanged for liberty
bonds of the first, second, third and
fourth lsBues, at the option ot the
holders ot the liberty bonds. The
proposed issue would bear Interest at
3'4 per cent, would be payable in 50
years, and would be exempt from all
national, state and local taxes except
slate and Inheritance taxes.
Eugene. The second trial of Martin
A. Clark, charged with the murder of
Charles L. Taylor near McKenzie
bridge last July, will be held early In
Salem. Considerable Bcabies has
made Its appearance among the flocks
In parts of Benton, Linn and Marlon
counties and a general dipping of all
sheep affected will be undertaken early
in the spring, according to an an
nouncement made here by Dr. W. H.
Lytle, state veterinarian.
Portland. The mohair market has
opened at 40 cents. Most of the large
buyers have sent this price out to their
country agents. A number of small
lots have been purchased, but none ot
the new clip has yet reached Portland.
Many of the large flocks in western
Oregon have been sheared.
Portland. Business and Industrial
interests of Portland, as well as all
civic organizations will be requested
to study the practicability of inaugur
ating a daylight saving plan in Port
land, and send to the city council ar
guments ot support or opposition.
Mayor Baker will Introduce a resolu
tion In the council to this effect next
Salem. Members of the Jefferson
grange, in resolutions adopted recently,
went on record as opposed to affilia
tion with the newly organized land and
labor party, or any other political or
ganization. It had been rumored that
the grange favored the new land and
labor party, and it was to correct the
false Impression that the resolutions
were adopted.
North Bend. Coos county will have
available from the county market road
tax a sum slightly in excess of $23,000.
This will be duplicated by the state,
making a total of about f47,000 for
market road construction this year.
The money will be apportioned among
three market road projects, Myrtle
Point to Gravelford, Norway to Lee
and from Glasgow to Hauser.
Eugene. This week is livestock
booster week In Lane county. Meet
ings in various parts of the county
have been arranged by the booster
committee of the Lane County Pure
bred Livestock association, It is expect
ed O. M. Plummer, manager of the
Pacific Livestock association, and W.
M. Ladd of Portland, a pioneer in the
raising of pure-bred Btock, will ad
dress the various gatherings.
Salem. The Kingman colony drain
age district with headquarters In Wels
er, Idaho, has filed application with
the state irrigation securities commis
sion for the certification of bonds in
the sum of (50,000. The project is lo
cated in Malheur county 'and contains
3000 acres. Certification of the bonds
Is Bought in order that actual construc
tion of the drainage system may com
mence without material delay.
River. Unsold apple stocks
here now will not exceed 25 carloads.
These, all Newtowns, in excellent con
dition, are held by the Apple Growers'
association. As the demand for high
class fruit of the long-keeping variety
Is good, no effort 1b being made to
place it on the market too early. About
150 carloads of apples, already bought
by dealers, are held In storage, sellers
awaiting shipping Instructions.
Albany. Grace Lochner, 14 years
old, was instantly killed Wednesday
at the McFarland schoolhouse on the
Pacific highway four miles south of
Albany. In running about the school
yard she fell against a guy wire an
chored at the corner of the grounds
and In some manner this swung
against the high tension power line
carrying electricity from Springfield to
Albany, and the girl was electrocuted.
Albany. Plans for a county teach
ers' Institute to be held In this city
on April 24 are being completed by
Mrs. Ida M. Cummings, county school
superintendent. The coming Institute
will be held In the Albany high school.
Either J. A. Churchill, state superin
tendent of public Instruction, or B. P.
Carleton, assistant superintendent, will
be present, and professors from the
University of Oregon and Oregon Agri
cultural college will participate.
Klamath Falls. Thirty head of cat
tle brought an average of (440 at the
annual Shorthorn breeders' sale Sat
urday. The sale proceeds totaled (13,
495. The top price for cows was
brought by "Luceal," bred by W. W.
Green of Union county, purchased by
W. F. Hill of Merrill. Or., for (775.
The best price for a bull was $700,
paid by Silas Obenchaln of Klamath
Falls for "Lord Sultan," 16 months
old, from the herd of C. O. Garrett of
Glendale, Or. Eighteen bulls brought
an average ot $368 and 12 cows an av
erage of $573. Eighteen Shorthorn
calvea were distributed among mem
bers of the county boys' and. girls' ag
ricultural club.
Ebert Troops Kill 2000 Trapped
in Volkshaus.
Germany Told that U. S. Will Not
Permit Food to Enter Where
Trouble Prevails.
Coblenz. Three thousand persons
were killed in the fighting at Leipsic
before the government troops captured
the town on last Friday, according to
statements made by three American
business men who arrived here from
Lelpslc, which place they left on Sat
urday night.
Up to Wednesday there was strike
agitation in Lelpslc against the Kapp
regime, then anarchy and soviet con
trol until the government troops
shelled the Volkshaus and labor head
quarters Friday afternoon, the Ameri
cans say.
There were 2000 persons in the
building who were shot down as they
made their exit. The shells finally
set fire to the building, killing hun
dreds of other persons.
There was a demonstration on
March 14 in which 36 persons were
killed. Then the workmen obtained
arms and street fighting was heavy
until an armistice was arranged on
Wednesday (March 17) at noon.
The armistice ran until noon on
Thursday. A Saxon aviator flying over
the city on Thursday was shot down
by rifle fire.
The fighting continued from Thurs
day between the workers, using rifles
and grenades, and the reichswehr and
loyal volunteers until the Volkshaus
affair Friday afternoon. Then the
trouble gradually quieted down.
The Americans who brought the de
tails of the fighting in Leipsic are
David S. Block of Washington; Irv
ing Gllter and Samuel T. Barron of
New York.
London. A dispatch to the Daily
Mall from Berlin says the United
States diplomatic representative has
Informed the German government that
it will be Impossible for the United
States to allow food supplies from
abroad to enter any part of Germany
where trouble prevails.
The same correspondent says the
communists boast that a bolshevik
uprising is imminent. One adds that
General von Seecht takes a serious
view of the situation and trenches are
being dug in the streets of each city
A mob ot workmen Saturday night
attacked an Isolated post ot govern
ment troops in the industrial district
and killed officers and men with the
greatest cruelty, the dispatch adds.
Reinforcements were sent and they
killed 20 workmen and captured 25
others, who were immediately stood
up against a wall and shot.
Christiana, Norway. American
representatives are trying to repur
chase drygoods and wearing apparel
bought from the United States from
1918 to 1920 for re-export to the United
States, as the price of these commodi
ties are 50 per cent lower than those
now prevailing in the American
Immediately after the war Norway
was flooded with American drygoods
and wearing apparel, and Norwegian
firms placed large orders In America
for future delivery.
The Norwegian embargo now In
force prohibits such export as de
manded by the American representa
tives. Stock Control Fought
Washington, D. C. Governmental
coutrol of livestock traders' accounts
and prices would be unAmerican and
unnecessary, the house agricultural
committee was told Monday by Charles
E. Day, representing commission men
In the Chicago and other western
stockyards. Control of the traders Is
proposed in the pending packer regu
latory bill. The traders, Mr. Day said,
added a necessary speculative influ
ence to the market
Bolthevlkl Take 31,000.
London. A bolshevik communica
tion received here Monday says. "In
the direction ot Novorosslsk we have
reached the River Kuban and captured
16,000 prisoners and 20 guns. In the
region of Eketerlnodar we have taken
15,000 prisoners and a large number of
guns and much booty."
CoDTiiffht br Rintt A Bmtht
PORTER. Synopsis. David Elden, son of a
drunken, shiftless ranchman, al
most a maverick of the foothills,
Is breaking bottles with his pistol
from his running cayuse when the
first automobile he has ever seen
arrives and tips over, breaking the
leg of Doctor Hardy but not injur
ing his beautiful daughter Irene.
Dave rescues the Injured man and
brings a doctor from 40 miles
away. Irene takes charge of the
housekeeping. Dave and Irene take
many rides together and during
her father's enforced stay they get
well acquainted. They part with a
kiss and an implied promise. Dave's
father dies and Dave goes to town
to seek his fortune. A man named
Conward teaches him his first les
son In city ways. Dave has a nar.
row escape, Is disgusted and turns
over a new leaf. Fate brings him
Into contact with Melvln Duncan,
who sees the Inherent good In the
boy and welcomes him to his home,
where he meets Edith, his host's'
pretty daughter. Dave becomes a
newspaper reporter.
CHAPTER V Continued.
He was at the Duncan house earlier
than usual Sunday afternoon, but not
too early for Edith. She was dressed
for the occasion ; she seemed more
fetching than he had ever seen her.
She led the way over the path fol
lowed the Sunday before until again
they sat by the rushing water. Dave
had again been filled with a sense of
Reenie Hardy, and his conversation
was disjointed and uninteresting. She
tried unsuccessfully to draw him out
with questions about himself; then
took the more astute tack of speaking
of her own past life. It had begun In
nn eastern city, ever so many years
Chivalry could not allow that to
pass. "Oh, not so very many!" said
"How many?" she teased. "Guess."
"Nineteen," he hazarded.
"Oh, more than that."
"Oh, less than that." And their first
confidence was established.
"Twenty," thought Dave to himself.
"Reenie must be about twenty now."
"And I was five when when Jack
died," she went on. "Jack was my
brother, you know. He was seven. . . .
Well, we were playing, and I stood on
the car tracks, signaling the motor
man, to make him ring his bell. On
came the car, with the bell clanging,
and the man in blue looking very
cross. Jack must have thought I was
waiting too long, for he suddenly
rushed on the truck to pull me off."
She stopped, and sat looking at the
rushing water.
"I heard him cry, 'Oh, daddy, dad
dy !' above the screech of the brakes."
"Sorrow Is a strange thing," she
went on. after a pause. "I don't pre
tend to understand, but it seems to
have Its place in life. I guess it's a
natural law. Well " She paused
again, and when she spoke It was in a
lower, more confidential note.
"I shouldn't have told you this,
Dave. I shouldn't know It myself. But
before that things hadn't been well,
just as good as they might in our
home. , . . They've been different
The shock of her words brought him
upright. To him it seemed that Mr.
and Mrs. Duncan were the ideal father
and mother. It was Impossible to as
sociate them with a home where
things "hadn't been Just as good as
they might." But her half-confession
left no room for remark.
"Mother told me," she went on, af
ter a long silence, and without looking
at him. "A few years ago, 'If some
one had only told me, when I was your
age,' she said."
"Why do you tell me this?" he sud
denly demanded.
"Did You Ever Feel That You Just
Had to Tell Some One?"
"Did you ever feel that you Just had
to tell gome one?"
It was his turn to pause. "Yes," he
confessed, at length.
"Then tell me."
So he led her down through the
tragedy of his youth and the lonely,
rudderless course of his boyhood. She
followed sympathetically to the day
when Doctor Hardy and his daughter
Irene became guests at the Elden
ranch. But before the end he stop
ped. Should he tell her all? Why not?
She had opened her life to him. So he
told her of that last evening with
Irene, and the compact under the trees
and the moon. Her band had fallen
Into his as they talked, but here he
felt it slowly withdrawn. But he was
fired with the flame of love which had
sprung up in the breath of his reminis
cence. . . . And Edith was his friend
and his chum.
"And you have been true?" she said,
but her voice was distant and strained.
"And you are waiting for her?"
"Yes, I am waiting. ... It must be
"It Is cold," she said. "Let us go
Whatever the effect of this conver
sation had been upon Edith, she con
cealed It carefully, and Dave counted
It one of the fortunate events of his
life. He had been working under the
spur of his passion for Irene, but now
this was to be supplemented by the
friendship of Edith. That It was more
than friendship on her part did not
occur to him at all, but he knew she
was interested in hlin and he was
doubly determined that he would
justify her interest and confidence.
But just at this time another inci
dent occurred which was to turn the
flood of his life Into strange channels.
Dave had been promoted to the distinc
tion of a private office a little slx-by-slx
"box stall," as the sport editor de
scribed it but, nevertheless, a dis
tinction shared only with the manag
ing editor and Bert Morrison, compiler
of the woman's page. Her name was
Roberta, but she was masculine to the
tips and everybody called her Bert.
Into Dave's sanctuary one after
noon In October came Conward. His
habitual cigarette hung from Its ac
customed short tooth, and his round,
florid face seemed puffier than usual.
His aversion to any exercise more vig
orous than offered by a billiard cue
was beginning to reflect Itself In a
premature rotundity of figure.
" 'Lo, Dave I" he said. "Alone?"
"Almost," said Dave, without look
ing up from his typewriter. Then,
turning, he kicked the door shut with
his heel and said, "Shoot I"
"This strenuous life ia spoiling your
good manners, Dave, my boy," said
Conward, lazily exhaling a thin cloud
of smoke. "If work made a man rich
you'd die a millionaire. But It Isn't
work that makes men rich. Ever think
of that?"
"If a man does not become rich by
work he has no right to become rich
at all," Dave retorted.
"What do you mean by that word
'right,' Dave? Define It."
"Haven't time. We go to press at
"That's the trouble with fellows like
you," Conward continued. "You
haven't time. You stick too close to
your jobs. You never see the better
chances lying all around. Now sup
pose you let them go to press without
you today and you listen to me for a
Dave was about to throw him out
when a gust of yearning for the open
spaces swept over him again. It was
true enough. He wns giving his whole
life to his paper. Promotion was slow,
and there was no prospect of a really
big position at any time. He remem
bered Mr. Duncan's remark about
newspaper training being the best
preparation for something else. With
sudden decision he closed his desk.
"Shoot I" he said again, but this time
with less Impatience.
"That's better," said Conward.
"Have you ever thought of the future
of this town?"
"Well, I can't say that I have. I've
been busy with its present."
"That's what I supposed. You've
been too busy with the details of your
little job to give attention to bigger
things. Now let me pass you a few
pieces of information things you
must know, but you have never put
them together before. What are the
natural elements which make a coun
try or city a desirable place to live?
I'll tell you. Climate, transportation,
good water, variety of landscape, op
portunity of independence. Given
these conditions, everything else can
be added. Then there's transporta
tion. This Is one of the few centers
In America which has a North-and-South
trade equal to Its Eust-iind-West
trade. We're on the crossroads. Every
settler who goes Into the North and
It Is a mighty North means more
North-and-South trade. I tell you,
Dave, the movement Is on now, and
before long It'll hit us like a tidal
wave. I've been a bit of a gambler
all my life, but this Is the biggest
Jack-pot ever was, and I'm going to
sit In. How about you?"
"I'd like to think It over. Promo
tion doesn't come very fast on this Job,
that's sure."
"Yes, and while you are thinking It
over chances are slipping by. Don't
think It over put It over. I tell you,
Dave, there are big things In the air.
They are beginning to move already.
Have you noticed the strangers in
Robert J. C. Stead
Author of
"Kitchener and
Other Poems"
Illustrations by
town of late? That's the advance
guard " .
"Advance guard of a real estate
"Hlshl That's a bad word. Get
away from it. Say 'Industrial devel
opment.' "Let me elaborate. We'll say Alkali
Lake Is a railway station where lots go
begging at a hundred dollars each. In
drops a well-dressed stranger buys
ten lots at a hundred and fifty each
and the old-timers are chuckling over
sticking him. But in drops another
stranger and buys a block of lots at
two hundred each. Then the old
timers begin to wonder if they didn't
sell too soon. By the time the fourth
or fifth stranger has dropped In they
are dead sure of it, and they are try
ing to buy their lots back. All sorts
of rumors get started, nobody knows
how. New railways are coining, big
factories are to be started, minerals
have been located, there's a secret war
on between great moneyed Interests.
The town council meets and changes
"If a Man Does Not Become Rich by
. Work He Has No Right to Become
Rich at All," Dave Retorted.
the name to Silver City having re
gard, no doubt, to the alkali in the
slough water. The old-timers, and all
lint freat, Innocent public which Is
fniTVH' hoplne tn get something for
nothing, nn fiml to buy the lots
at five hundred lo ten thousand dollars
each, and by the time they've bought
It up the gang moves on. It's the
smoothest game In the world, and
every community will fall for It at
least twice. . . . Well, they're here.
"Of course, it's a little different In
this case, because there really Is some
thing in the way of natural advantages
to support It. It's not nil hot air.
"Now, Dave, I've been dipping In a
little already, and It struck me we
might work together on this deal.
Your paper has considerable weight,
and If that weight fulls the right way
you won't find me stingy. For Instance,
an Item that this property" he pro
duced a slip with some legal descrip
tions "has been sold for ten thousand
dollars to eastern Investors very
conservative Investors from the East,
don't forget that might help to turn
another deal that's just hanging. Sorry
to keep you so long, but perhaps you
can catch the press yet." And with
one of his friendly mannerisms Con
ward departed.
Dave sat for some minutes In a
quandary. He was discouraged with
his salary, or, rather, with the lack of
prospect of any Increase In his salary.
Conward's words had been very unset
tling. They pulled In opposite direc
tions. They fired him with a new en
thusiasm for bis city, and they Inti
mated that a gang of professional
land-gamblers was soon to perpetrate
an enormous theft, leaving the public
holding the sack. Still, there must be
a middle course somewhere.
At any rnte, he could use Conward's
story about the land sale. That was
news legitimate news. Of course, It
might be a faked sale faked for Its
news value but reporters are not paid
for being detectives. The Evening Call
carried a statement of Conward's sale,
and on that statement wns hung a col
umn story on the growing prosperity
of the city and its assured future, ow
ing to its exceptional climate and
natural resources, combined with its
commanding position on transporta
tion routes, both east and west and
north and south.
Read what happens to
Dave in the next installment.
Open Hearts Keep Young.
The mind acts upon the body, and
keeps It young. Those who grumble
at everything, who nurse resentments,
and who let their troubles sour them,
look, and actually grow, old, sooner
than the contented and kindly. It Is
a very beautiful thing to see those
who have met many storms in life,
but who have turned their troubles
Into sympathy, and kept an open heart
for all about therm And even when the
hair turns grey, and the first yooth
passes, they possess that boon to
themselves and those whose life
touches theirs a young mind.